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Coronavirus India Live Updates: Punjab not conducting adequate Covid tests, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus India Live Updates: Punjab not conducting adequate Covid tests, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Live News Updates: Meanwhile, six states, including Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, have reported a high number of daily cases and account for 78.56 per cent of the 56,211 fresh cases recorded in the country in a day.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: Union Health Ministry Tuesday said that Punjab is neither conducting adequate number of tests nor being able to promptly isolate Covid-19 positive people. The ministry also said that states, Union Territories reporting a spike in cases now need to exponentially increase Covid testing.

India recorded 56,211 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Tuesday, taking the country’s total to over 1.20 crore. Out of the total cases, 5.40 lakh are active while over 1.13 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 271 new deaths, the toll is over 1.62 lakh now. Maharashtra reported 31,643 cases on Monday and accounts for over 3.36 lakh active cases in the country.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra, which is at the centre of India’s Covid resurgence, is likely to release new standard operating procedures by April 1 to curb the spread of the virus. A full lockdown, however, is unlikely as of now. A second review meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the future course of action will take place today.

News Source:- Indian Express

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